Urgent Care questions answered, Audiology Telehealth, Borne The Battle 152, and other top VA Stories - July 5, 2019

"This Week at VA" is a digital newsletter with top news and stories from across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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TOP PHOTO: VA New Orleans Director Fernando Rivera visits with Emelda Mitchell, an 88-year old #Veteran, who raised the flag during the medical center's annual "Salute to the Flag" event on July 4.


VA MISSION Act: Answers to the top five questions about urgent care

MISSION Act - Urgent Care
Urgent care is one of the new benefits offered as part of the VA MISSION Act that gives Veterans greater choice in their health care. The benefit is offered in addition to the opportunity to receive care from a VA provider, as VA also offers same-day services. We are working to ensure Veterans understand how to use the new urgent care benefit as part of VA's comprehensive benefits package.

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Audiology telehealth: Helping rural Veterans access hearing evaluations

VA is proactively using the latest in telehealth technology to reach rural Veterans who need hearing evaluations and intervention care.

Dr. Padala

Can brain stimulation ward off dementia?

A VA researcher in Little Rock aims to delay Alzheimer's through a form of brain stimulation. 

BTB 152
Are you a fan of podcasts? Borne the Battle is our weekly podcast where we interview Veterans and share their stories with you.
This week Borne The Battle interviewed Camp Valor Outdoors' chief operating officer and Army Veteran Denise Loring. In addition to her work within the Veteran community, Denise is a world-class marksman who has competed at USA Olympic trials and World Championships.

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VA home loan: Army SFC William Kopf becomes 24-millionth VA loan recipient

On its 75th anniversary, the VA home loan program continues to make a difference for Veterans.

With VA help, Army Veteran learned how to save her own life

U.S. Army Veteran Joyce Letellier shares her story on how VA has helped her develop tools to learn how to save her own life.